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.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the senate took up president obama's proposal to reform the nation's gun control laws with a high-profile senate judiciary hearing on wednesday. in a surprise an unannounced appearance, gabrielle giffords, the former congressmember badly wounded in the tucson shooting rampage two years ago, urged lawmakers to back and control. >> this is an important conversation for our children, for our community, for democrats and republicans. speaking is difficult, but i need to say something important. the violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. it will be hard, but the time is now! you must act. the bold, the courageous. americans are counting on you. thank you. >> appearing alongside the former congressmember giffords who was shot in the head was her husband, the former astronaut mark kelly. kelly said he and giffords represented millions of gun owners to support new restrictions in the aftermath of the sandy hook massacre. >> we are both gun owners and we take that right and responsibilities
stricken citizens not criminals. >>> this is the year for immigration reform. that's president obama's hope he laid out his platform with our sister spanish network telemundo. >> we know what's needed when it comes to border security. we know what's needed dealing with employers who may unlawfully hire undocumented workers. we know what the pathway to citizenship looks like abdomen what the criteria should be. so, really the issue here is not so much technical, as political. i'd like to see it done in the first half of the year. >>> hope remains for the search of a missing air force pilot off the coast of italy today. captain lucas guntner disappeared three days ago during a nighttime mission. his wife describes him as a self-reliant outdoorsman. and if anybody could survive this, lucas could. the family remains hopeful because among the debris found so far they say there was evidence he ejected. >>> developing stories to keep an eye on for you. will he or won't he get the nod? hoping to become the next secretary of defense, former senator chuck hagel answers tough questions from the senate
.m. in new york city. president obama is going to unveil his immigration reform in a major speech in nevada, a state where hispanics make up 20% of the population. it's after a group of bipartisan senators reached a compromise on how to move forward with comprehensive immigration legislation. included in the bill, citizenship for 11 million undocumented workers in this country. >> other bipartisan groups and senators have stood in the same spot before trumpeting similar pro po sales. the politics on this issue have been turned upside down. for the first time ever, there's more political risk in opposing immigration reform than supporting it. >> what's going on now is unacceptable. in reality, what's been created is a de facto amnesty. we have been too content for too long to allow them to mow our lawn, serve our food, clean our homes and watch our children while not affording them the benefits that make our country great. >> those seeking citizenship would be required to register with the federal government, settle debts with the government including fines and back taxes, under go a crimina
president obama plans to unveil his plans for immigration reform today. that comes one day after bipartisan group of senators put forth a comprehensive immigration bill. tell your friends according to the institute for taxation and economic policy, undocumented workers paid over $11 billion in taxes in 2010. about half of the u.s. workers pay some form of federal taxes. let's gather around the water cooler with movie news. many are wondering who would play hillary clinton best in a bio. some of the top contenders a bit of a surprise. 6% of kristen dunst. she played marie an two net. mirren. 8% like susan sarandon. 18% glenn close could portray the many sides of the first lady. an overwhelming 40% believe meryl streep. a little anti-climatic, don't you think? what do you think, mike? any other names? >> i'm not going get myself in trouble. >> when would this stop you? nbc "nightly news" anchor, brian williams stopped by "late night with jimmy fallon" they broke down details of the fight in slow jam the news. >> the obama administration finds itself locking horns with republicans over the iss
now. >>> pop tea, thanks very much. happening now, president obama talks about immigration reform and draws a line in the sand for congress to take quick action. >>> also, her final days on the job as secretary of state. hillary gives an exit interview to cnn. >>> a huge steroid scandal explodes, including big names like alex rodriguez. now the league is speaking out. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." a major speech on a hot button issue. president obama speaking out a while ago in las vegas about comprehensive immigration reform. his remarks come one day after a bipartisan group of senators laid out a framework for a possible bill that would be a path to citizenship to increase border security. but the president also made it clear if congress can't act quickly on that, he'll put forward his own bill. our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin is standing by. detail for us what is in the president's proposal? >> reporter: wolf, detail is the key word. in the past, the president has been accused of standing for policy proposals short on specifics. not today.
us, they were them. >> president obama talking about immigration reform today in las vegas. today in washington, republicans were gently reminded that when they talk about immigration, they should try to avoid favorite republican phrases like, for example, "send them all back" or "electric fence" or "anchor baby." it is also suggested gently, so gently, that republicans should avoid using the word "illegals" or "aliens" and should not, quote, characterize all hispanics as undocumented. this memo was first published today by "the hill" newspaper. it is suggested messaging do's and don'ts for republicans. it was put out by the republican latino outreach group co-chaired by jeb bush, a group that is taking on the hard task of taking the panic out of hispanic in republicanville. joining us now is steve schmidt, senior strategist for mccain/palin in '08 and msnbc contributor. steve, it's great to see you. thanks for being here. >> thank you, rachel. >> if the advice has to start with stop saying "send them all back" and "anchor babies", does that mean that we are beyond this level of a
on immigration. obama sort of raising them just a little bit by saying okay, we can do immigration reform and we'll include the lgbt community into it. now what are they going to do? how are republicans going to handle that? >> it is details they'll have to work out. this gang of eight -- we know that republicans did not want to include the lgbt component to it. it is going to be -- there's going to be parts both sides don't like. they're going to have to work it out. hopefully you're going to see the lgbt amendment stay in it. with doma, of course, potentially being struck down by the supreme court, this is an issue that may resolve itself. >> bill: think progress is also reporting that there is a republican congressman mo brooks from alabama who has offered up a constitutional amendment which says that if the president fails to balance the budget he will be -- he or she will be impeached. >> yes get out. of course, the ryan budget didn't balance for 30 years. he's going to unveil, more radical budget in ten years. so he can be president i guess. yeah, i mean look, republicans are going to cont
. >> to david's point, if the time is not now, when is the time? after the break, president obama says the time is now for comprehensive immigration reform, but for house republicans, the time may be never. we'll talk lower chamber citizenship tests with texas congressman joaquin castro when he joins us live next on "now." [ male announcer ] citi turns 200 this year. in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helping ideas move from ambition to achievement. and the next great idea could be yours. ♪ >>> now, the good news is that for the first time in many years, republicans and democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together. i believe we are finally at a moment where comprehensive immigration reform is within our grasp. >> bipartisanship and a funct n functioning congress? not totally. we're not going to get immigration done this year, let's cut the b.s. this is about 2014 and 2016. the day
. >> is president obama starting a bidding war over immigration reform? this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. for the second day in a row we begin with a new plan to fix america's immigration system. monday, group of bipartisan senators shared their though thoughts. today was president obama's term to unveil his proposal this time in glitzy las vegas. is one of plans deserving of a roll of a dice, or will congress eventually cash out again? white house correspondent wendell goler reports from sin city. >> a speech intended to pressure congress to take up immigration reform was partly rewritten to applaud bipartisan proposal announced by eight senators the day before. >> the good news is that for the first time in many years, republicans and democrats seem ready to tack thi tackle this pm together. >> president stopped short of endorsing the senate plan because aides say the legislation hasn't been written. they say the principle mirror his own. but the critics aren't so sure. the biggest difference is that mr. obama's plan would give a faster path to citizenship for t
. >>> this is a big day for president obama. he will announce his plans for immigration reform today in the state of nevada. you'll hear how eight senators as we told you about yesterday, are pushing for similar reforms and what it means for the entire country. the most significant overhaul perhaps of our immigration system that we have seen in a long, long time. lots of talk for a couple of decades now. finally some action perhaps. >> and sort of an unlikely spokesperson to me. i think senator mccain has become the face of the eight senators and that's fascinating. >> he's had some very strong and blunt language why they're doing this. we'll get to that in a second. >>> and later this half hour, chris brown gets in trouble again, and los angeles police are investigating serious allegations involving another singing star. we'll sort all of that out in "the skinny." >> sorry. i needed a little sip. i needed to cool down after hearing that chris brown news. back in trouble again. he had the rihanna incident, he had some other stuff. then the "gma" incident more than a year ago. >> never ending for
. >> absolutely. and also this morning, president obama's push for immigration reform. now members of the senate must search for common ground in their goal to help 11 million undocumented immigrants. >>> later this half hour, hillary clinton's long list of accomplishments as she gets ready to leave her job. what are her immediate and long-term plans? >> it's the long-term plans -- >> that will fuel a lot of speculation. >> that's right. and in some parts of the country, you are what you drive. what was this guy thinking when he decided to build a car that looks kind of like a banana? >> kind of? it's not a cantaloupe. look at that thing. i give him points for creativity. something different on the roadways. >> i'd check it out. >> it's not your average honda civic. i'll give him that. >>> but first, new details of that rare operation which gave an iraqi war vet new arms. the 26-year-old new yorker showed off his transplanted arms just yesterday. >> abc's diana perez reports on this milestone operation. >> reporter: his story is one of bravery and heroism. he lost both arms and legs in iraq four
again. mr. obama will press immigration reform, starting with a strip to las vegas on tuesday, trying to make good on promises that he failed to deliver in his first term. >> we have been going for maybe 25 years without a clear statement about immigration policy. that's unacceptable in this nation. >> reporter: the president's agenda includes a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. >> i'm confident, guardedly optimistic that this time we can get it done. >> reporter: the president won more than 70% of the latino vote in november. larry jacobs, abc news, new york. >> what a difference four years makes. people were speculating she's going to run. this was the president's tacit way of endorsing her and it was kind of a thank you smooch to bill clinton, because bill played such a big role in obama's re-election. >> it was quite the love fest. their body language, they were leaning in. >> tickling each other. >> i don't think we would have ever, ever thought we would see something like that during the primaries. they were at each other's throats. >> it was rough. >> all of those
in the immigration reform either. no president obama stirred up a little dust up here with what he said about football. he gave an interview the other day to the new republic. the new republic by the way is under new ownership, ironed franklin forr back and they got a one on one interview with president obama, actually, it was two on one, two of their guys with president obama in the oval office and among other things, they asked him about the nfl and the violence in professional football and college football, and was he concerned about that. you know, the president is a huge sports fan. he is a huge football fan and he told the new republic, quote, i am a big football fan, but i have to tell you, if i had a son, i would have to think long and hard before i let him plays football. he continued, and i think those of us who love the sport are going to have to wrestle with the fact that it will probably change gradually to reduce some of the violence. well, if i had a son, he said i would have to think long and hard about letting him play football. that stirred up
you think. >>> coming up, president obama was swept into office on the become of the american labor worker. leo gerard on how comprehensive immigration reform could be a big political machine for 2014 and beyond. stay with us. [ male announcer ] when was the last time something made your jaw drop? campbell's has 24 new soups that will make it drop over, and over again. ♪ from jammin' jerk chicken, to creamy gouda bisque. see what's new from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. >>> paul ryan tries to repackage old republican ideas. i'll ask congressman barney frank whether our center left country will buy the american rebranding effort. >>> and president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton joint interview has fox news pushing some new conspiracy theories. we'll have all the details later. don't forget you can listen to my radio show on sirius xm radio channel 127 monday through friday. we'll be talking about immigration and this proposal tomorrow noon to 3:00 p.m. share your thoughts with us on facebook tonight and on twitter using #edshow. let's see what you got. rv
think the plans are finally aligned to do something about immigration reform. president obama taking the lead of course, talking about it in his inaugural address. you know he is going to talk about it in the state of the union as well. and then the gang of eight on the -- in the united states senate, four republicans and four democrats coming forward with their outline of the legislation that they are going to introduce, which including all of the essential elements includes doing something about clamping down -- i'm sorry -- clamping down on employer who hire undocumented workers, more security at the border, and offers a path to citizenship for the 11 million people who have put down roots in this community. they are here. they have been here a long time. right now they are law-abiding citizens. they are paying taxes. they have got their families. they have got their homes. kids in school. kids in the military. they have got their jobs. they have got everything accept being american citizens. yesterday at a little forum here in washington, d.c. sponsored by "
sisters comprehensive immigration reform embraces this vital core premise. i also welcome president obama's contributions to this discussion i look forward to hearing what he has to say in las vegas. there is broad bipartisan agreement that it's long past time to reform immigration system to make room for foreign-born american educated experts who want to apply their skills, start businesses and raise families here. at the same tablet dramatically improve improves stem education available to american to filibuster another. i senator hatch said a few minutes ago, if you take the example of computer science, by 2020, the u.s. economy will need 120,000 men and women to so these jobs, yet 40,000 graduates with degrees in computer science with the americans. how to fill that gap. we tackled the size of this problem by reforming outdated immigration system to allow highly skilled researchers to stay here rather than leaving and taking our jobs and future opportunities with them and by acetylene to hundreds of millions of dollars of these experts meet to greet card to improving u.s. based on edu
to throw in that last name line in time for immigration reform. maybe. maybe. will these republicans be help to president obama's fight for immigration and gun laws. for more on that we have two of our favorite democratic strategists, chair of the california democratic party women's caucus, and karen skelton. she worked in the clinton white house and on the gore campaign and has her own strategy firm. thank you guys for coming in. >> our pleasure. >> jennifer: i was saying before i really wish we had a glass of wine, we could talk about this. karen what do you think about the efforts of the republicans to rebrand themselves? >> you -- you can be modern but when your policy is that birth control is about putting an aspirin between your knees it's not going to cut it. >> jennifer: but the new republican party is going to be what? pro birth control? >> well, you mentioned immigration, they need that to win. and romney got 20% less of the latino vote than bush did. they have to fix that problem and they are going to have to go after it. >> jennifer: and i think we sh
, president obama gave a speech in el paso calling for immigration reform, stronger board security and a path to citizenship. >> el paso, the question is whether those in congress who previously walked away in the name of enforcement are now ready to come back to the table and finish the work that we've started. >> well, now that a bipartisan group of senators have come back to the table, the president today will praise the principles this group of eight laid out calling for the country to get behind in senate plan. as white house senior advisor dan pfeiffer just tweeted, today, potus will applaud the bipartisan senate agreement consistent with his long-held view and lay out his vision for immigration reform. "the washington post" is the reporting the white house has develop the its own immigration reform plan more liberal than the senate outline. yes, there is a plan that the white house has. but for now, they're not unveiling it. had the bipartisan senators not acted yesterday, you likely would have seen the president offer his own plan. but the senators did act. and their plan is the plan.
. that's why we need comprehensive immigration reform. host: president obama speaking yesterday. secretary gutierrez, the wall street journal has a piece today called "obama's immigration principles." it says the u.s. needs more legal way ares for immigrants to enter the economy and reduce illegal immigration in the future. do you agree with this? were there warning signs in with the president said? guest: he did have this threat of his own bill and things like that. but there's no question that we need low-skilled workers and we need high skilled workers. we have to really sell on what -- settle on what it's temporary, for temporary workers there must be some market flexibility. may have someone here on a temporary basis but to as great leadership skills. the employer wants to promote them. it's unfortunate the then that they have to go back because they're only temporary. so i think there has to be flexibility in the system. these issues you mentioned, they are so close that this is the kind of compromise that we need. if the president has to compromise on a guest worker progr
this morning toward immigration reform. a bipartisan group from the house is working on legislation similar to proposals by senate negotiators and president obama. the groundbreaking measure could be unveiled within days. president obama says he would like the whole process wrapped up in six months. >> it has been too long since we reformed the system. and we are starting to see a bipartisan consensus build around this. >> florida republican lawmaker mario diaz-ballard said he felt a huge sea change on the issue from both parties. certainly -- we talked about this all week, changing demographics in the country made this possible. they're going to get something done. certainly see action more easily and quickly on this than you will on gun control. that's for sure. >> of course, because it's the latino voting bloc. everyone came out in droves. if you are the republican party you have got to be concerned about that. you have to somehow change your message to attract that group of voters. the message before the election was, you know, let's shore up our borders. let's not worry about, immigrat
they wanted to do immigration reform. the president spoke about it. let me show you. >> obama: the good news is for the first time in many years republicans and democrats seem ready to tackle this problem together. members of both parties in both chambers are actively working on a solution. yesterday a bipartisan group of senators announced their principles for comprehensive immigration reform is very much in line with the principles i proposed and campaigned on for the last few years. >> cenk: michael, let me start with you and then paul, i want to talk to about that interesting provision in there. i love when politicians deny that something is about politics. they released right before obama was set to give a speech on immigration the white house said oh no, no, we're not worried about that. it wasn't political. but it appears that obama backed off his specific proposals and is going with a bipartisan group that the bipartisan group obviously did that to head off the president to give some credit to the republicans but then why did the democrats play along with that? >> it looks like revie
was saying immigration reform would mean self-deportation, just 2 1/2 months ago. so who's to be believed? >> i think the birth dapresiden try, and unfortunately obama care came in the way. the republican electorate woke up the day of the election and say, we do have a latino problem. and it's not a surprise that lindsey graham is part of the negotiations. his state is changing. he received a new congressional seat back in 2010 because of the growth in latino vote. if you start looking at where there's a huge population boom, in the next phase of the population boom for the next election, it's all in the south. so it's in their best interests for the republican party to ensure that they're seen out in front. because otherwise, they're going to have a very tough battle moving on, to win not just the senate, but also the white house. >> so you talk about the south. let's talk about kentucky. we get this from mitch mcconnell and his statement on this. take a listen, "when the president addresses this issue today, i hope he will take a bipartisan approach, rather than delivering another bipar
by their parents. i commend him for making immigration reform a top priority. president obama will place to the nation his own ideas during a visit to las vegas tomorrow. with bipartisan support billing in both houses of congress and a president who is eager to solve this issue, there is no reason we should not pass comprehensive immigration reform immediately. it will be good for our economy and good for families. successful immigration reform cannot be piecemeal and it must include a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented individuals in our country. legislation must craft a comprehensive solution that among other things continues to secure our borders, punishes unscrupulous employers who deploy immigrants. they have to learn english, work, pay taxes, stay out of trouble and then get to the back of the line; but they do obtain legal status, which is so important. the framework proposed by the bipartisan group of eight senators meets this criteria and i hope we'll soon have a bill to send through the committee process and bring to the floor for a vote. i've long said when my rep
vision for comprehensive immigration reform. the president is expected to embrace the blueprint unveiled by the bipartisan immigration ink. just yesterday, this was a move designed to get the jump on the president's big speech. however, today, president obama will also reportedly call for a more progressive approach for dealing with the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants. >> there will be some differences between ourselves and the president, but i think we could iron out any of those. >> i think while he will show this is his idea with where we should be, he will work with us to produce a good, strong, bipartisan bill. we cannot pass this bill if either democrats are opposed or republicans are opposed. >> so where does this discussion really fork between 1600 pennsylvania avenue and capitol hill? sticking point number one, the president favors a quicker path to citizenship, and not one tied to enforcement at america's borders. >> before we can move towards a path for green cards, because citizenship comes after that. it's a path to green cards. before we move to a path towards green
-sense. that's why we need comprehensive immigration reform. host: president obama speaking yesterday. secretary gutierrez, the wall street journal has a piece today called "obama's immigration principles." do you agree with this? were there warning signs in with the president said? guest: he did have this threat of his own bill and things like that. but there's no question that we need low-skilled workers and we need high skilled workers. we have to really sell on what -- settle on what it's temporary, for temporary workers there must be some market flexibility. may have someone here on a temporary basis but to as great leadership skills. the employer wants to promote them. it's unfortunate the then that they have to go back because they're only temporary. so i think there has to be simplex ability in the system. these issues you mentioned, they are so close that this is the kind of compromise that we need. if the president has to compromise on a guest worker program or maybe having some triggers for the border before we start allowing people to get in line for green card, those shou
control, a number of big stories topping the agenda in washington. one day before president obama expected to roll out his own strategy for immigration reform in vegas, someone beat him to it. a group of someones who have hammered out their own compromise and will formally announce their plan this afternoon. the plan is calling for path to citizenship, legal immigration reform, employee verification system and new protection for workers already in the u.s. >> we can't go on forever with 11 million people living in this country in the shadows in an illegal status. >> we have virtually been going for maybe 25 years without a clear statement about immigration policy. that's unacceptable in this nation of immigrants. >> i see the right spirit. i see things that were once off the table for agreement and discussion being on the table with a serious pathway forward. >> in this hour at the white house president obama and vice president joe biden will hold another meeting as they push for gun control. this time their meeting is with police from across the country, including the police chiefs of aur
believes reforming immigration quickly is more important than reforming immigration right." but don't be misled here. here's something this debate is not about, wls obama wants to use immigration as a way 0 club republicans or get a bill. it's not a question. the idea that anyone outside of political partisans believe that the president doesn't want to actually sign legislation now to fulfill a campaign promise is a bit naive. maybe that was the calculus in 2010. it was not the calculus this time. sure the president is using campaign tactics to pressure congress but he wants the legislative win. he already got the political win. it's called a second term. finally, friday is hillary clinton's last day in office. now that her successor has been confirmed, she is talking to the press, including andrea mitchell in a series of exit interviews. yesterday clinton weighed in on what may be the most underreports story in washington, the unrest taking place in egypt right now. clinton stood by one of the most consciousal foreign policy decisions the administration made that gets little little
comprehensive immigration reform. host: president obama speaking yesterday. secretary gutierrez, the wall street journal has a piece today called "obama's immigrationwere there warning signs in with the president said? "guest: he did have this threat of his own bill and things like but there's no question that we need low-skilled workers and we need high skilled workers. we have to really sell on what -- settle on what it's temporary, for temporary workers there must be some market flexibility. may have someone here on a temporary basis but to as great leadership skills. the employer wants to promote them. it's unfortunate the then that they have to go back because they're only temporary. so i think there has to be simplex ability in the system. these issues you mentioned, they are so close that this is the kind of compromise that we need. if the president has to compromise on a guest worker program or maybe having some triggers for the border before we start allowing people to get in line for green card, those should be easy things to compromise. the important thing is to get the reform, to mov
the president's immigration record back in august. >> don't be fooled by president obama's words. he's not for immigrants. he only wants our vote. a temporary solution that still cheats them of equal status. why didn't he keep his promise of immigration reform? >> jennifer: that tv ad aired in nevada. fortunately, the president got the last laugh by carrying nevada and then returning to las vegas today. and then today's speech wasn't really about votes. maybe it was a bit but really it was deeper than that. president obama is actually trying to find a solution. and in doing so he inspires, a we just said, those of us whose families came to this exceptional family to make a life. it's my story. unless you're a native american, it's your story too. now the question is whether the congress will be able to overcome the tired and old arguments and make it their story, a bipartisan tale as well. with us to break down the road ahead for immigration reform is "newsweek" daily beast correspondent michael tomasky who joins us from washington, d.c. welcomed in "the war room." >> good evening ni
and obama floated chain cpi before the new year and two summers ago to raise the medicare eligibility age. would you be more comfortable with that broad framework, half revenue, half entitlement reform or just go with the sequester? which would you prefer? >> i would frankly prefer we did not pass $4 trillion in tax cuts. maybe 2.8 trillion in tax cuts and wouldn't have to cut anything -- >> right, right. but this is where we are right now. this is the choice to make, right? >> this is the problem. we are doing a sequential budget. we tugt do it all at once. cut taxes, how do you pay for them? if you don't pay for them that way, you don't get the tax cuts and doing things sequentially and ending up as your question suggests cutting social security and medicare to preserve tax cuts. i don't think if people knew that's what was going to happen, i think most people wouldn't have wanted the tax cuts to begin with. most people don't remember them from ten years ago and to preserve tax cuts they don't remember getting, they wouldn't want to cut social security and medicare. and you talked about
the resolve? i believe that we do. i believe that we do. >> president obama went to a high school today in what used to be mexico, las vegas, nevada, to urge congress to overhaul the immigration system. >> today i'm laying out my ideas for immigration reform. and my hope is that this provides some key markers to members of congress as they craft a bill. because the ideas i'm proposing have traditionally been supported by both democrats like ted kennedy and republicans like president george w. bush. you don't get that matchup very often. >> the president's plan is similar to the plan eight bipartisan senators put forward yesterday, but it has not even cleared the path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants in the united states now. >> for comprehensive immigration reform to work, it must be clear from the outset that there is a path to citizenship. we have got to lay out a path. a process that includes passing a background check. paying taxes, paying a penalty. learning english. and then going to the back of the line behind all the folks who are trying to come here legally.
obama initiative. people will relate to the president and marco rubio will be a long second afterthought. >> senator viter aside, if marco rubio's goal was to convince the far right republicans to consider immigration reform, his interview with rush limbaugh went a good way in doing that. the figure that is that this 11 million illegal immigrants, i don't know is actually current. a lot of people are suggesting that that figure might be low. the real count might be somewhere in the 15 to 20 or 30 or 40 million illegal immigrants or migrants we have to sort of address here. that brings up two issues for me. if that's true, republicans who oppose immigration reform really need to come up with a good way of trying to deport 40 million people. that sounds absurd and impractical to me. they need to get on board with how to address the reality of the situation we are living in. two, if the figure is high, i'm wondering if the cost of dealing with a large group of people who might be at the back of the line for 20 years, if that cost has been figured into any of the immigration plans we are dis
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